Melbourne’s Hotel Windsor Receives Conditional Planning Permit

18 March 2010 (Last Updated March 18th, 2010 18:30)

A conditional planning permit for the A$200m (US$184.3m) redevelopment and refurbishment of Hotel Windsor in Melbourne, Australia, has been received. Planning minister Justin Madden granted the permission on the recommendation of the independent advisory committee. It is expec

A conditional planning permit for the A$200m (US$184.3m) redevelopment and refurbishment of Hotel Windsor in Melbourne, Australia, has been received.

Planning minister Justin Madden granted the permission on the recommendation of the independent advisory committee.

It is expected to become a five-star hotel with 332 rooms, and leisure and conference facilities, the government said.

The proposal will involve restoration and partial redevelopment of the hotel, with internal refurbishments and external alterations.

Demolition of the rear section will allow the construction of a new 26-storey tower, and a new corner building will be built on the Bourke–Spring Street corner with recreation facilities.

The planning permit is subject to few conditions including reducing the pool height, removal of the zinc-clad roof, a car parking and traffic management plan and commissioning of a wind study. Building materials have also been specified.